Army Falls To Binghamton, 20-13

Curtis Garner

Curtis Garner

Nov. 26, 2011

TROY, N.Y. - The Army wrestling team lost to Binghamton, 20-13, in its second match at the Northeast Duals on Saturday inside the Edward F. McDonough Sports Complex on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College.

Army, which dropped a 23-15 decision to Arizona State earlier in the day, falls to 2-3 on the season. Binghamton, which knocked off Purdue in the first round of matches, improves to 4-0.

The Black Knights won two of the first three bouts to assume an early 6-3 lead, but the Bearcats won five of the final seven matchups to earn the victory.

Scott Filbert got Army off to a quick 3-0 lead for the second straight match as the Black Knight freshman outlasted Derek Steeley, 10-7, in the 125-pound bout.

Binghamton evened the match score at 3-3 as Patrick Hunter slipped past Army sophomore David White, 6-1, at 133 pounds.

The back and forth battle swung in Army's favor when Black Knight junior Connor Hanafee doubled up Joe Bonaldi, 6-3, in the 141-pound bout. Hanafee's win gave Army a 6-3 lead.

Three straight wins by Binghamton moved the Bearcats in front, 13-6. Army junior Daniel Young battled 10th-ranked Donnie Vinson before dropping a 16-10 decision at 149 pounds. Black Knight senior Jimmy Rafferty then fell to sixth-ranked Justin Lister, 8-2, at 157 pounds. Matt Kaylor followed by securing a 19-9 major decision opposite Army freshman Cole Gracey.

Army sophomore Ryan Tompkins halted Binghamton's run of consecutive wins as the second-year grappler took a 6-3 decision from Joe Chamish in the 174-pound matchup. Tompkins's verdict trimmed the Black Knights' deficit to 13-9 with three bouts remaining.

Binghamton clinched the match with wins in the next two bouts, building an insurmountable 20-9 advantage following wins in the 184- and 197-pound matchups. BU made it 17-9 as 20th-ranked Nate Scheidel posted a 14-0 major decision versus Army senior Michael Gorman. Binghamton extended its cushion to 20-9 when Cody Reed beat Army senior Daniel Mills, 7-3, at 197 pounds.

Army sophomore Curtis Garner closed out the match by recording a 20-7 major decision versus Binghamton's Tyler Deuel in the heavyweight bout.

Army wraps up competition at the Northeast Duals later today when the Black Knights face Sacred Heart at 1:40 p.m.

Match Notes: Army falls to 5-2 all-time versus Binghamton ... the Bearcats have defeated the Black Knights in each of the last two seasons ... Curtis Garner's major decision was the first of his career ... Scott Filbert is the only Black Knight to post wins versus both Arizona State and Binghamton.

Binghamton 20, Army 13
125: Scott Filbert (A) dec. Derek Steeley, 10-7
133: Patrick Hunter (B) dec. David White, 6-1
141: Connor Hanafee (A) dec. Joe Bonaldi, 6-3
149: #10 Donnie Vinson (B) dec. Daniel Young, 16-10
157: #6 Justin Lister (B) dec. Jimmy Rafferty, 8-2
165: Matt Kaylor (B) maj. dec. Cole Gracey, 19-9
174: Ryan Tompkins (A) dec. Joe Chamish, 6-3
184: #20 Nate Scheidel (B) maj. dec. Michael Gorman, 14-0
197: Cody Reed (B) dec. Daniel Mills, 7-3
285: Curtis Garner (A) maj. dec. Tyler Deuel, 20-7

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